DC Comics Featured In David N. Toth Collection Auction

. April 23, 2008

Dallas, Texas: The best copies known to exist of some of the most beloved comics of the Baby Boomer generation will be sold at auction May 22-23 by Heritage Auction Galleries as part of the David N. Toth collection, valued at over $300,000.

The first appearances of the Justice League of America, Supergirl, Batgirl, and the Legion of Super-Heroes are among the key issues to be auctioned. Most date from 1957-1963.

“Condition is everything to the comic collector,” said Jim Steele, Chief Comic Cataloger for Heritage. “You can find these comics in average shape pretty easily, but some of these had never been reported in true Near Mint condition before, as comics weren’t typically seen as ‘collectible’ until the mid-1960s. Back in the late 50s/early 60s, they were primarily entertaining – and disposable – reading for kids.”

“Most of these comics come to auction with some frequency, but to have the best copy we’ve ever seen of each, together in one collection, is truly awe-inspiring,” Steele said. “High-grade books from this period are extremely hot right now, so we expect quite a bidding frenzy to take place as soon as this auction opens!”

Highlights of the collection include:

The Brave and the Bold #28 (DC, 1960) CGC Near Mint- 9.2

http://www.HA.com/828-39040&type=prte-pr041408a

First appearance of the Justice League of America; second-highest grade ever assigned

Estimate: $25,000 – up

Action Comics #252 (DC, 1959) CGC Very Fine/Near Mint 9.0.

http://www.HA.com/828-39149&type=prte-pr041408a

First appearance of Supergirl; highest grade yet assigned

Estimate: $8,000 – up

Superman’s Girl Friend Lois Lane #1 (DC, 1958) CGC Very Fine- 7.5

http://www.HA.com/828-39049&type=prte-pr041408a

Considered one of the most difficult 1950s comics to find in high grade

Estimate: $3,500 – up

The Flash #123 (DC, 1961) CGC Near Mint 9.4.

http://www.HA.com/828-39161&type=prte-pr041408a

The Flash of the 1960s meets his predecessor from the 1940s; Highest grade yet assigned.

Estimate: $15,000-up

Heritage’s Vintage Comic and Comic Art auction will be held May 22-23, 2008, in Dallas, Texas. For more information, please visit www.HA.com.

Prospective consignors and sellers of Comics and Comic Art are invited to www.HA.com/Sell. Or simply email Ed Jaster at EdJ@HA.com, or call 1-800-872-6467, ext. 1288.

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